These 5 NH Butcher Shops Will Have You Breaking Out the Grill
It’s grilling season! A carnivore’s favorite time of year. Whether you use a gas grill, a charcoal grill, or a straight up campfire to cook your meat, it all comes down to the quality of the food you are preparing.
Sure, you could go to the supermarket to buy your ordinary fare, but if you are looking for real flavor and freshness you can’t beat a quality butcher shop. It seems like we're in the midst of a butcher shop renaissance as they are popping up everywhere.
Here are five recommended spots in New Hampshire you must try:
The Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery.
Located in Raymond, The Tuckaway is not only a fantastic restaurant, it boasts a country store and butcher shop that can’t be matched! Some say they have the best marinated steak tips in the state with several flavors to choose from. They also case their own sausage that comes in a variety of flavors. If you can’t make it to them, you can order online and they will ship it to you.
Concord Beef and Seafood
Located on South Main Street This is a great local choice for those looking for steaks, burgers, sausage and fresh seafood if you are looking to throw another shrimp on the "barbie!"
The Wine’ing Butcher
With four locations in New Hampshire (Bedford, Pembroke, Gilford and Meredith) you are sure to find one near you. Not only can you find all your meat needs in the butcher shop but they also carry everything you’d need to go with your meal including craft beer and wines that would pair perfectly with whatever you decide on.
The Flying Butcher
This is another one stop combo butcher and specialty shop in Amherst. They have been featured on The Phantom Gourmet TV show several times and with good reason. Not only do they have the typical butcher shop meats, but they also feature a deli counter where you can grab a sandwich. They also have a variety of prepared foods that are ready to go.
McKinnon’s Market and Super Butcher Shop
McKinnon’s has two locations in New Hampshire in Salem and Portsmouth. This is by far the largest store on this list as it has almost a supermarket feel. While the butcher shop is quite impressive, it’s the company's website that hits a homerun! It features the specials flyer that you can check for deals. You can also create a shopping list, order online, save recipes and take advantage of their rewards program.
Enjoy grilling season. May your propane tank always be full and your briquettes red hot!